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Innovative Uses

Engineering Education Innovative Uses

Build a Proximity Alarm in Logger Pro

Use Logger Pro’s newly enhanced ability to control a Vernier Digital Control Unit (DCU) to challenge your students to create an alarm system that gives a warning when someone enters an area. The ability to turn on or off an electrical device in response to inputs from a digital sensor, an analog sensor, or time,…

Subjects: Engineering Education

Products Mentioned

  • Logger Pro 3
  • Digital Control Unit

Engineering an Electric Piano

Steve Decker, an instructor of electronics at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, used the book to acquaint his students with instrumentation control. After completing exercises in the lab book, Decker’s students created independently-designed projects to demonstrate what they had learned. In a recent class, for example, two students created an electric piano. The team coupled…

Subjects: Engineering Education

Products Mentioned

  • SensorDAQ
  • Light Sensor
  • Hands-On Introduction to NI LabVIEW with Vernier

Cooking with Quadratics

In her article, “Cooking with Quadratics,” published in the November 2010 issue of Mathematics Teacher, Luajean Bryan examines the math behind solar cookers. Bryan’s students at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, TN, designed solar cookers and analyzed their properties using Vernier sensors. The cookers are three-dimensional parabolic dishes designed through the understanding of quadratic…

Subjects: Engineering Education, Physics

Products Mentioned

  • EasyTemp

Balloon Launch Uses Vernier Technology

The FIRST LEGO® League Team from Reston, VA recently took part in the High Altitude LEGO Extravaganza (HALE) balloon launch. Their payload included a LEGO NXT Robotics System with a Vernier NXT Adapter and two Vernier sensors—a UVB Sensor and a Surface Temperature Sensor. UV pinwheel filter (sunglass lens, cotton shirt, denim, and no filter)…

Subjects: Engineering Education

Products Mentioned

  • Surface Temperature Sensor
  • UVB Sensor
  • NXT Sensor Adapter
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